Join us as we celebrate Ontario Public Library Week! NOTL Library

Join us as we celebrate Ontario Public Library Week! We have a an informative evening planned on October 18th when we welcome Jane Kinney Meyers to discuss the role of libraries and the fabulous work Lubuto Library Partners is doing in Sub-Saharan Africa. You can find more details online at www.notlpubliclibrary.org October is Canadian Library Month! During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. In Ontario, we celebrate our public libraries during Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW), on October 15 to 21, 2017. Jane Kinney Meyers, MLS Founder and President Lubuto Library Partners +1-202-558-5609 www.Lubuto.org Niagara on the Lake Public...

Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF) programs administered by the Ontario Arts Council are now open

You may already be aware that the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF) programs administered by the Ontario Arts Council are now open.  I am including information about the ICF from the OAC below. The ICF has three programs, which provide potential funding opportunities for First Nation Public Libraries, Indigenous individuals, communities and organizations. You may wish to share this information with your members and others in your communities. For example, the ICF Small Grant program includes travel to conferences among its eligible activities. The ICF Project Grant programs are designed to fund many types of cultural activities, including language teaching. The ICF Small Grant program has no deadline (it is always open). The deadline for ICF Project Grant programs is November 1, 2017. If you have questions about the program, I encourage you to be in contact with the Ontario Arts Council, using the contact information below. Sincerely, Sarah Hahn  Manager (A) | Culture Policy Unit Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (416-314-1363 | *sarah.hahn@ontario.ca Version française Indigenous Culture Fund programs now open Toronto, September 15, 2017 – Applications are now available for all three funding programs under the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF). The ICF programs for individuals and organizations have been established to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, culture and way of life. ICF Small Grants What this program supports: Short-term community, culture and way-of-life projects in Ontario with grants of up to $5,000. Who can apply: Ontario-based Indigenous organizations, groups and individuals. First-time applicants, youth and Elders are all encouraged to apply. Deadline: Applications accepted year-round. Full details on this program. ICF Project Grants for Individuals, Groups and Collectives What this program supports: Larger community, culture...

Consulting with Canadian Stakeholders on Copyright and Other Cultural Elements of NAFTA

Consulting with Canadian Stakeholders on Copyright and Other Cultural Elements of NAFTA News Release From Canadian Heritage TORONTO, September 15, 2017 The Canada-United States-Mexico trilateral relationship is a model to the world. It supports growth, innovation and well-paying jobs in all three countries. Canada buys more goods from the U.S. than any other single nation and is the top export market for a majority of U.S. states. Thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), we not only sell things to each other, we also make things together. About half of U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico takes place between related companies. Today the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, met with stakeholders such as screenwriters, musicians, artists, publishers and other key players from the creative sector in Toronto to consult with them on NAFTA negotiations. This meeting is part of an ongoing series of NAFTA consultations with Canada’s creative sector by the departments of Canadian Heritage and Global Affairs Canada. Minister Joly heard directly from those in the creative sector, which provides the Government of Canada with the information it needs to engage effectively on NAFTA matters with implications for cultural policies. When setting out Canada’s objectives for NAFTA negotiations in August, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated that in modernizing NAFTA, Canada “will uphold and preserve the elements in NAFTA that Canadians deem key to our national interest” such as the “exception in the agreement to preserve Canadian culture.” Quotes “Canada’s cultural policies support the development of flourishing cultural industries and ensure that Canadians have access to Canadian content in a changing media...

Staff expenditures in Ontario Public Libraries

Here’s a report developed for CELUPL that looks at 2015 staff expenditures as a percentage of total budget based on the FOPL Ontario Public Library database. This analysis really highlights the need to emphasize staff roles and impact in public libraries in addition to the great collections and digital initiatives. Full report (6 page PDF) Staff_expenditures_as_a_percent_by_band_2015a (1) Sample chart: Full report (6 page PDF) Staff_expenditures_as_a_percent_by_band_2015a...

CNIB: That All May Read Please visit:   Thatallmayread.ca     Afinquetouspuissentlire.ca

Please visit:   Thatallmayread.ca     Afinquetouspuissentlire.ca That All May Read – To celebrate the 100th anniversary of CNIB and highlight its role, since its founding, in literacy and the right of people living with vision loss to enjoy equal access to information. An online, fully accessible, bilingual, multimedia exhibit has been created from CNIB’s rich collection of archives, artefacts and photographs, along with audio recordings and personal stories and testimonials contributed by Canadians who are blind. Afin que tous puissent lire – Pour fêter le centième anniversaire d’INCA et pour souligner le rôle qu’INCA a joué depuis sa fondation sur le plan de la littératie et du droit des personnes vivant avec une perte de vision à avoir accès à l’information au même titre que leurs concitoyens qui voient, INCA concevra une présentation multimédia totalement accessible à partir de sa riche collection d’archives, d’artefacts, de photographies, d’enregistrements sonores et de récits personnels. Jane Beaumont, CNIB Archivist Past Chair, CNIB National Board of Directors T: 613-294-4746 Celebrating CNIB 100 at That All May Read and Afin que tous puissent...